Job Title: Quality Engineer
Department: Quality
Reports To: Quality Manager
Location: Paso Robles, Ca
Prepared By: Human Resources
Prepared Date: 06/14/17

SUMMARY

Tests and inspects products at various stages of production process and compiles and evaluates statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products by performing the following duties.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

Interprets engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, or formulas and confers with management or engineering staff, when necessary to determine quality and reliability standards.

 

Selects components and products for tests at specified stages in production process, and tests products for variety of qualities such as dimensions, performance, and mechanical, or electrical characteristics.

 

Records quality data, such as customer returns, complaints, etc., through internal and external tracking of quality control procedures.

 

Consults with customers on products to achieve greater quality.

 

Evaluates data and writes reports to validate or indicate deviations from existing standards.

 

Recommends modifications of existing quality or production standards to achieve optimum quality within limits of equipment capability.

 

Sets up and performs destructive and nondestructive tests on materials, parts, or products to measure performance, life, or material characteristics.

 

Prepares graphs or charts of data or enters data into computer for analysis.

 

Supervises Associate Quality Engineers, Quality Specialists, and other employees as assigned in the absence of the Quality Manager.

 

Maintains and monitors regulatory and qualification compliance.

 

Performs audits, both internal and external.

 

QUALIFICATIONS - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE - Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university; or eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS - Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

 

REASONING ABILITY - Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

 

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